Unwanted body fat refers to excess adipose tissue that accumulates in specific areas of the body, often leading to an undesirable appearance or disproportionate shape. Factors contributing to the accumulation of unwanted body fat include a sedentary lifestyle, poor dietary habits, hormonal changes, genetics, and aging. Common areas where individuals may experience challenges in managing excess fat include the abdomen, thighs, hips, and arms.
Understanding the Different Types
Not all body fat is created equal. Subcutaneous, visceral, brown, white, and beige fat each serve unique purposes. Let’s explore their characteristics, functions, and implications for health.